Signing off for a week of no internet access... oh boy! Pity me the 12 hour drive each way. :) Or don't, since I am fortunate enough to have a car to drive and a family to visit, even if they do live far away. Be thankful for what you've got and I'll be back just before the new year.
NYT article: private colleges concerned about smaller numbers of applicants, even though early decision applications were up in many places.
Another article, this one on lying -- I don't feel that I lie very often, except, I guess, lies of omission. I'm just bad at it.